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Fast Facts: Baylor softball to host final 2019 home game

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 22:57:14-04

WACO, TX — Baylor will host its final home game of 2019 at Getterman Stadium when UTSA comes to town on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. For weather updates regarding Tuesday's game, checkwww.baylorbears.com/weather.
• The Lady Bears are coming off a 1-2 showing vs. then-ranked 10/7 LSU. The Tigers came into the weekend hitting .332 as a team. BU held LSU to a .187 batting average during the three-game series. The Lady Bears also held the Tigers to a total of seven runs off 14 hits.
• In Game 2 of the series, Sidney Holman [baylorbears.com] finished with 10 strikeouts. She missed tying her career mark by one but she set a new season high (previously 9 vs. North Texas). It also marked the first time all season that LSU struck out 10 times in one game.
• Also in Game 2, Josie Bower [baylorbears.com] hit her first career home run. The freshman blasted a solo shot off the light pole beyond the right field wall. She becomes the sixth Lady Bear this season to hit a homer.
Kassidy Krupit [baylorbears.com] also went yard vs. the Tigers. Her two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning of Game 3 gave the Lady Bears the momentum they needed for the 5-1 victory. Krupit becomes the first freshman since Goose McGlaun [baylorbears.com] (11) in 2017 to hit double digit homers in a single season.
• Baylor picked up its third win of the season over a top-10 team on Saturday and its first win over LSU since 1981.
• Against the Tigers, five of Baylor's top hitters were freshmen. Ana Watson [baylorbears.com] led the group with a .625 average.
• Baylor is 14-6 when scoring first in 2019.
• The Lady Bears are 15-4 when the opponent scores two runs or less this season.
Regan Green [baylorbears.com] was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week March 5, marking her first career Big 12 weekly award. It is also Baylor's first weekly award of the season. Green pitched a complete game in the win over Southern Utah and matched her career high with 11 strikeouts. She struck out 50 percent of the batters she faced (22). It also marked her fourth career double-digit strikeout game.
Nicky Dawson [baylorbears.com] reached base safely in 32 straight games to start this season. That is good enough for fourth in program history behind Kaitlyn Thumann 44 (2013), Lindsey Cargill 36 (2017) and Shelby Friudenberg [baylorbears.com] 33 (2017).

QUICK HITS
• Baylor will play 24 games against 12 programs that advanced to the 2018 NCAA Regionals, including WCWS participants Washington and Oklahoma.
• Baylor is 270-99 over the last 7 seasons, averaging over 38 wins per season since 2013.
• BU was picked 3rd in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll behind Oklahoma and Texas.

A LOOK AT UTSA
• Baylor already has one win over UTSA this season, a 4-1 decision on Feb. 13 in San Antonio. Kassidy Krupit [baylorbears.com] went 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run. She also recorded her first career save. Meanwhile, Madison Lindsey [baylorbears.com] picked up her first career win in the circle as she gave up one hit with two strikeouts in two innings of work.
• The Roadrunners are led at the plate by Celeste Loughman who is hitting .321. Bailee Baldwin leads UTSA with nine home runs on the year and 33 RBI.